Gilbert White’s Selborne

Gilbert White’s Selborne

Tucked away in a quiet part of Hampshire, nestling in the narrow lanes  beneath the northern slopes of the South Downs, lies a place of pilgrimage for lovers of the natural world. Continue reading “Gilbert White’s Selborne”

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This Green and Pleasant Land

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‘There are many things in life more worthwhile than money. One is to be brought up in this our England which is still the envy of less happy lands’.                                        Lord Denning

The English Landscape

We live in a beautiful country, envied by many people who live in some of the more remote places of the world. Our’s must be one of the least ‘wild’ countries, a homely, man-made, manicured, and cultivated countryside as  countless generations, have lived and worked on the land moulding and shaping it for their use and livelihoods. Roman, Anglo Saxon, Norman, Medieval, Middle ages, and more recent times, each leaving its characteristic footprints on the countryside as we see it today.

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